8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Louisville
1
Louisville
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Boise
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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hours
Louisville

Louisville
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Louisville Mega Cavern, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then try to win big at Churchill Downs.

Before you visit Louisville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Louisville. In June in Louisville, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

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night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at Kaleidoscope, contemplate the long history of Union Station, and then ponder the design of KC Fountains.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City vacation tool .

You can fly from Louisville to Kansas City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Union Station ©
Union Station
Kaleidoscope ©
Kaleidoscope

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nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild Animal Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then examine the collection at Argo Mill and Tunnel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Denver day trip planner .

You can fly from Kansas City to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kansas City in June since evenings lows in Denver dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Dinosaur Ridge, The Wild Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel

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nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Temple Square and then explore the fascinating underground world of Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Golden Spike National Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in June: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 89°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Boise trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Boise takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Boise, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt

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night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 26th (Wed), meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portland tour itinerary app .

You can fly from Boise to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boise to Portland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boise in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Portland Children's Museum ©
Portland Children's Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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